In this article, we investigated two typical destruction modes during reverse recovery in power diodes. These phenomena originated, while using numerical simulation analysis, in snap-off behavior and local heating during the recovery period in modern high-frequency power application. A relaxing electric field and optimizing electron injection efficiency at the cathode region prevent the above behavior. These improvements are the result of controlling the carrier plasma layer and its interaction with the electric field in the drift region during the recovery process. This article demonstrates the effective diode technology that achieves superior dynamic ruggedness with low overall loss.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering